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PreK-Elementary

The C3 and NGSS: Integrating Elementary Social Studies and Science

This session will provide K-5 Social Studies teachers with inquiry-based lessons that they can use to integrate elementary level social studies and science standards.

Young Learners Making History: Primary Source Analysis for Elementary Students

Participants will be introduced to the use of primary source analysis as a tool for inspiring wonder, inquiry and curiosity in early elementary students.

The Scablands of Eastern Washington

This session demonstrates an instructional strategy for engaging students in the study of geography, geology, Native American history and biodiversity in the area in which they live. Handouts are available.

Climbing Your Family Tree with C3

Family history in the K-5 classroom engages students, draws upon cultural funds of knowledge, and cultivates historical thinking skills. This integrated unit plan breathes life into the C3 Framework.

How To Engage the Unmotivated Without Sacrificing The Motivated!

Participants will be exposed to a variety of strategies that can be used in any subject area, adapted to any grade level all while addressing different learning modalities and levels.

Giddy Up Cowboy - Explore the World

Woo Sliver, what is over there? Children's literature provides a way to teach geographic concepts that form the foundation of learning. Learn exciting, hands-on, active lessons to explore the world.

Celebrate Hispanic Culture with Pura Belpre' Award Winners!

Pura Belpre' Award books honor the Hispanic culture and captivate the Hispanic English Language Learner. Visit this session to discover titles, correlating activities and online resources. Handouts will be provided.

Forest through the Trees: Engaging Young Learners through Sustainability Education

This presentation explores how educators can develop and teach project-based, sustainability curricula that can provide young learners with opportunities for active and meaningful participation with pressing environmental and social issues.

Freedom and Unfreedom: The Complexity of Civic Courage

Presentation will describe 4th grade project about civic literacy using the Underground Railroad as context. Examples of popular texts, primary documents, photographs given to participants for their future projects.

Energize your Social Studies Instruction

2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

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